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  • Yes, I will go see it and believe

    3 5.77%
  • Yes, but I know it is fiction

    16 30.77%
  • Yes, other reason

    2 3.85%
  • No, I am boycotting

    3 5.77%
  • No, I will wait for DVD

    13 25.00%
  • No, Tom Hanks sucks

    1 1.92%
  • No, Other reason

    8 15.38%
  • WTF is with all these polls

    6 11.54%
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Thread: The Di Vinci Code and you.

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    Cyburbian michaelskis's avatar
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    The Di Vinci Code and you.

    Many of us have read the book, but will be dish out the $8.00 per ticket to see the guy from big run around Europe sporting some version of a intercultural mullet? Rumors have it that some Catholic churches have been urging the parish to boycott the movie, but I have yet to find any.

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    i will be boycotting...but not for religious reasons. does anyone REALLY expect this film to be any good?

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060428/...n_davinci_dc_3

    I'm going to see it and fervently believe it. It's all true, you know!!!

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    I'll rent it....maybe...if I remember.

    EDIT: No masochism in the Catholic tradition you say? Well......
    Last edited by mendelman; 16 May 2006 at 5:27 PM.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    Let's not be didactic in this profession, because that is a path to disillusion and irrelevancy.

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    Super Moderator luckless pedestrian's avatar
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    as a Catholic, I won't see it but not because of a boycott or anything (I don't believe in suppression - we all have the right to be wrong, right? ) or that I may not believe it because some of it might not be out of line - I wouldn't be shocked, for example, to find out that Mary Magdaline (sp, sorry) was one of the apostles and/or that they had a relationship - if Jesus was sent down here to be human, isn't that human? but I don't believe they ran away and had a family and all that stuff that dismisses the basis of the Church about the resurrection, blah blah, etc etc...

    I'm just not into it as a movie - I saw the trailer when I went to see MI3 (in my funky movie house, see movie house thread) and thought no, not into enough to pay money to see it

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    Catholic group Opus Dei has told Sony Pictures that putting a disclaimer on the movie stressing it is a work of fiction would be a welcome show of respect toward the Church.
    Which brings up the question of whether the church should put a similar disclaimer on the bible.

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    Unfrozen Caveman Planner mendelman's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner
    Which brings up the question of whether the church should put a similar disclaimer on the bible.
    Hah...good one.....too bad you're now going to hell, non-believer.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    Let's not be didactic in this profession, because that is a path to disillusion and irrelevancy.

    Six seasons and a movie!

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    It's an interesting read based upon flakey, at times research.

    It was not in my opinoin a good book. boring and self rightous.

    the movie will be blah.
    Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.

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    I'll probably go see it, but after the buzz dies down.

    The movie's buzz, not mine...
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
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    Quote Originally posted by mendelman
    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner
    Which brings up the question of whether the church should put a similar disclaimer on the bible.
    Hah...good one.....too bad you're now going to hell, non-believer.
    Ahhhhh...that's ok! We're taking the good beer with us!
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    I'll go. I liked the book.


    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner
    Which brings up the question of whether the church should put a similar disclaimer on the bible.
    And I agree.

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    i'll probably Netflix it at some point. i haven't been into seeing movies in theatres lately mostly because of the annoying bozos who frequent the theatres.

    i enjoyed the book. i listened to it on tape as i drove across country. i thought it was an interesting concept.
    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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    I had no desire to read the book so I certainly won't be viewing the movie.

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    I read the book a couple of years ago and thought it was pure pulp fiction. I will see the movie because I am in love with Audrey Tattou!

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    I thought the book was so-so, but I don't regret reading it.

    I'll go catch the movie on a matinee... I haven't been to the movies in a while and think that this, at a minimum, will not be a total waste of my time and money. Besides, Hanks is due for a decent movie.

    I find all of this talk of boycotting various movies exceedingly entertaining. If you're going to boycott, boycott a movie that is worth it! I propose boycotting all movies starring a musician (I use this term loosely) that thinks they can act (Spears, Lopez, etc.)!

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

    - Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)

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    I guessed the twist in the book. Now that I definately know the ending, the climax has to be twice as much of a let down.

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    I'm not very "literary" at all, and I read plenty of genre fiction,

    BUT...I found the book utterly unreadable-one of the most clunkily written books I've read over the past couple of years. What's wrong with me?

    So...in the interests of not giving a hack author even more money....no thanks. I don't find the premise all that interesting, anyway.

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    I disliked the book- i read Angels and Demons before i read TDVC and i felt that in comparision TDVC sucked big time.
    Whats with some middle aged professor always falling in love with much younger women and a mickey mouse watch?

    Totally over it!
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    Quote Originally posted by natski
    I disliked the book- i read Angels and Demons before i read TDVC and i felt that in comparision TDVC sucked big time.
    Whats with some middle aged professor always falling in love with much younger women and a mickey mouse watch?

    Totally over it!
    My Brother-in-law said Angels and Demons was much better too. He really liked it, I've yet to read it though.

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    Quote Originally posted by abrowne
    I had no desire to read the book so I certainly won't be viewing the movie.
    Same for me.
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    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
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    I didn't read the book because it really didn't interest me. I probably won't go see the movie because I don't think it is worth the $8 and frankly I'm kinda tired of Tom Hanks....the $8 is worth seeing Audrey Tatou though. If I remember to put it in my Netflix queue then I might get around to watching it.
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    Quote Originally posted by prana
    Ahhhhh...that's ok! We're taking the good beer with us!
    After all, "Im Himmel, es gibt kein bier!" (In Heaven, there is no beer.) Beer Barrel Polka

    My sister asked me to read Angels and Demons since I had worked at the research lab (CERN) described in the novel. Not the least bit accurate except for a couple of names of the particle accelerators. Complete bunk! So I approached TDVC with the same attitude and was not disappointed in the ability of some one to take one fact and spin a mundane tale from it.
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    Quote Originally posted by abrowne
    I had no desire to read the book so I certainly won't be viewing the movie.
    Same for me. Haven't read the book and have no desire to read it. We probably won't see the movie as well.
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    Quote Originally posted by Senior Jefe
    I will see the movie because I am in love with Audrey Tattou!
    I was going to see the movie for that reason alone, but I don't think she looks all that great in the trailers. She was much cuter in Amelie.
    Plus, I didn't really enjoy the book so...
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    Quote Originally posted by Senior Jefe
    I will see the movie because I am in love with Audrey Tattou!
    I am seeing a trend here - you can put me in this camp, though I will wait for the video. Her French movies are much much better though...I'm curious to find out how good her English is.

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